Dele Alli still expects to face criticism despite his two-goal contribution to Tottenham’s win against Chelsea.
He has become a target for abuse in recent months and was an unused substitute in England’s friendly against Italy in mid-week.
Mauricio Pochettino had up again defend him in the build-up to the game against Chelsea, highlighting the jeers Alli faces away from home and said it was important to remember his age.
He however came up with the ideal response to those doubters as he bagged twice to send Spurs to a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge, ending a 28-year wait for a Spurs victory there.
Asked by Sky Sports whether the display will silence his critics, Alli replied: ‘I’m not sure. I’m sure people will still be disappointed with the way I played today. I don’t think I had to prove (anything) with the way I played today.’
Alli was even able to share a laugh about how he was annoyed at Son for not passing to him for the third goal.
“I was complaining when he didn’t play the third goal to me”:Alli admitted.But he kept it alive. There was a lot of bodies in there but you only have a split second in situations like that but luckily it paid off”
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